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These are five of the highest paid CEOs in tech

In 2016, the top 30 CEOs in tech made $662 million, according to a report made by Equilar (executive compensation data firm) in partnership with the New York Times. Which are the top 5, though?

In order to properly rank the CEOs, the study looked only at executives at publicly-traded companies with more than $1 billion in revenue and which had filed proxy statements prior to May 1. The total compensation for each executive in 2016 included the salary, cash bonuses, the grant-date value of stock option awards, as well as other compensations.

Here are the top 5 highest paid CEOs in tech.


Ginny Rometty, IBM: $32.3 million

Ginny Rommety IBM CEO
Photo: Facebook/CES 2016

Meg Whitman, Hewlett Packard Enterprise: $32.9 million

Meg Whitman, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Photo: Facebook/Meg Whitman

Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard: $33.1 million

Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard
Photo: Facebook/Bobby Kotick

Safra Catz, co-CEO of Oracle: $40.9 million

Safra Catz

Mark Hurd, co-CEO of Oracle: $41.1 million

Mark Hurd, co-CEO of Oracle

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